The other day, I was taking a look at a newbie video editor’s rough draft and gave her some tips that I think rabbis, educators and nonprofit professionals who read NLEResources.com could benefit from as well. 1. She started out with a good music choice, which is key. Think about which Jewish
We are told that today’s students are addicted to their screens. It is true that it is hard for them to sit still for a traditional lecture, but switching to video doesn’t guarantee success. In fact, the majority of videos will not keep the attention of today’s students. It may come as no surprise, but the shorter your video is, the more engaged your students will be. In fact, research shows that on average, engagement by videos
Have you ever wanted to write an email now or on a quiet Motzei Shabbos but send it to a donor, congregant or student at a later date and time? Maybe you are sending a Shana Tova greeting and would like the email message to be delivered on an exact day. Or you have written the reply to an email but would
Recently, we featured a blogpost called: 5 Easy Ways to Livestream Your Shiurim & Events. Following this post, a rabbi contacted us and asked the following question: "What is the easiest way to record my classes and share them with my congregants?" Having an easy way to record, edit and share audio of your classes is important for both you and your
A number of weeks ago, we featured a post called, How to Find and Use Free Images for Your Flyers, Websites, Blogs and More. Several people thanked us for sharing these resources as they are constantly looking for sites that offer high-quality free images that they can use to help advertise their events and programs. We have recently come across four other sites that can be of service to all rabbis and educators
The decision to open a new organization or introduce a novel program can be very exciting. Those of us in the Torah service community are driven to give, to educate and to inspire, and oftentimes look for new ways by which we can engage others. Yet, any new endeavor comes with risks, not the least of which is fiscal and logistical viability.
Google Plus Hangouts on Air or HOA's, are online videos that are broadcast live in HD to a Google+ page, your organization’s YouTube channel and website at the same time. Best of all, HOA's are recorded and automatically saved on your YouTube channel so that your subscribers can watch without any additional effort on your part. You can also convert your HOA into a podcast by following the steps found here. (Read our earlier post about rabbis and podcasts here.)
“TEDTalks, ideas worth spreading” was launched in 1984 focused around the convergence of technology, entertainment and design. Nearly three decades since its inception, rabbis and educators the world over find that TEDTalks serve as great points of education and inspiration. In fact, we have blogged here about where you can find a handy spreadsheet with nearly 900 TEDTalks organized by topic and
An animated GIF is a series of still image frames coded into a single file. While animated GIFs have been popular online for years, they are now increasingly popular and often go viral across social media and blogs. Ready to learn how you can use a GIF to get your organization attention and market your programs? Here we go!